Communications and networking systems demoed by Northrop GrummanNews
June 07, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. During the Northern Edge 2021 joint exercise, Northrop Grumman Corporation demonstrated advanced communications and networking systems technology to connect warfighters in contested environments.
Validated on three separate platforms, one demonstration was conducted in partnership with the Air National Guard and involved the company’s Freedom Pod, which is a derivative of the LITENING advanced targeting pod that incorporates a Freedom Radio and an infrared search-and-track sensor for passive surveillance and targeting.
Northrop Grumman’s networking technologies demonstrated at Northern Edge are designed to help warfighters and branches of the military communicate and share actionable information across air, land, sea, and space. The company’s networking technologies are engineered to interconnect missions and provide the functionality needed to support network-centric operations.
In addition to Freedom Pod efforts, other variants of Northrop Grumman’s Freedom Radios, which enhance situational awareness for both manned and unmanned aircraft, were involved in two platform demonstrations centered on advanced 5th generation communications. These demonstrations leveraged the Freedom Radios’ software-defined, open architecture solutions designed to support a range of integrated communications and networking capabilities across multiple domains.